[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Industrialists welcome additional fees on leather and textile products they consider "push" the domestic product Baghdad / Muhannad Jawad
The General Company for Textile and leather industries, on Saturday, welcomed the Cabinet 's decision to impose additional duty on imported products, and complained of thereluctance of the official bodies for thenational product, and with the exception of theIraqi Federation of Industries that the decision constitutes a "strong push" to the industrial sector, predicted success public and private sectors to cover thelocal market needs and compete with the importer. the Director of relations and media at the State Company for textile Industries and the skin of the Ministry of Industry and minerals, Ahmad Khalaf, said in an interview to the (long - Presse), " the cabinet 's decision to impose additional duty on leather and textile products imported a positive step to support the national product, "returned to" the resolution a national protection product styles. " Khalaf said" the company has seven factories many good goods produced at therehabilitation of its production lines and other development of modern , "stressing that" the company can gradually provide needed local market of their products. " the Director of relations and media at the company that" the company 's products are well accepted by the citizens for their quality and prices appropriate compared to the importer, "but he also said , " but the company is suffering from the reluctance of the official National product authorities. " for his part, President of the Federation of industries Iraqi Ali Sabih al - Saadi said in an interview to the (long - Presse), " the cabinet body 's decision demand of Iraqi industrialists , who have long called for him 12 years ago," returned that " the decision is a strong push to support local industries , whether in government or the private sector." He said al - Saadi " The opening of import door of unsanctioned during the years since 2003, the significant damage to the national production and the Iraqi economy , " expected to "General Company for textile Industries and the skin and the private sector to cover the local market needs and compete with imported able within six months to a year." the Council of Ministers approved during its meeting , which was held last Tuesday ( the 29th of March current 2016), therecommendations of the competent authority at the Ministry of Industry and minerals, and the imposition ofadditional duty rate of 50 percent, of the imported product value to Iraq from all origins countries, for four years. It is noteworthy that the presidency of the Council of Representatives member Hamoudi, welcomed on Wednesday (thirtieth of March 2016), the government 's decision to impose tariffs on imports of leather products and textile, while called to take further decisions held accountable stands , " a stumbling block" to the development of the economy National, stressed the importance of resolute imposition of laws that limit the external import.